Rosenwald-Wolf gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 1996. Plastic cups, vinyl letters, water, 5"x 62'x 30'
Over 8,000 cups map the Delaware and it tributaries. The width and depth of each stream and creek and river is represented with different heights and widths of cups. The cups are filled with water collected from each of the tributaries represented in the map. Historic creeks dating from the 1700's, now in pipes underground or filled in, are represented with overturned cups. As the exhibition progresses, the water evaporates and is replenished. Various forms of algae grow in the different creeks and rivers depending on the composition of the water.
YADKIN RIVER WATERSHED, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 2000. Plastic containers, collected water, vinyl letters
6” x 43 ‘x 76’
10,000 plastic deli containers map the Yadkin River and its tributaries. Water from each tributary is collected from the creeks, streams and rivers, poured into containers and put into the map on the gallery’ s floor. The color and clarity of the water is subtlety different between the waterways.